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Eco's chaosmos : from the Middle Ages to postmodernity

Author: Cristina Farronato
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2003.
Series: Toronto Italian studies.
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"While Umberto Eco's intellectual itinerary was marked by his early studies of post-Crocean aesthetics and his concentration on linguistics, information theory, structuralism, semiotics, cognitive science, and media studies, what distinguishes his critical and fictional writing is the tension between a typically medieval search for a code and a hermeneutic representative of deconstructive tendencies. This tension  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Farronato, Cristina.
Eco's chaosmos.
Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2004301081
(OCoLC)52574799
Named Person: Umberto Eco; Umberto Eco; Umberto Eco; Umberto Eco; Umberto Eco
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina Farronato
ISBN: 9781442674257 1442674253 1281994561 9781281994561
OCLC Number: 244768129
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 246 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
From cosmos to chaosmos: Eco and Joyce --
Semiotics as a solution: from a theory of aesthetics to the study of culture --
The aesthetics of reception and the reflection on the reader: from the labyrinth to the Southern Seas --
Intertextuality: the Middle Ages, postmodernity, and the use of citation --
A theory of medieval laughter: the comic, humour, and wit --
The whodunit and Eco's postmodern fiction --
Baudolino and the language of monsters --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Toronto Italian studies.
Responsibility: Cristina Farronato.
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Eco's Chaosmos demonstrates how Eco's use of semiotic theory is important for an understanding of the postmodern aspects of today's literature and culture.  Read more...

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